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We sailed all night again, going north up the coast of Uruguay. We are now in Punta Del Este (The Eastern Point). It is a narrow peninsula of land well suited for a tourist town or snow birds as we all call them. The population is 10,000 in the summer and 500,000 in the winter. The weather has just been wonderful for us, ranging from 60's in the mornings to 70's in the afternoon. Everywhere we go we see umbrellas for sale and the ship has some for ...
... and the production of the oil which having won several international awards has been ongoing since 2003.Wine is also produced and vineyards occupy some 200 hectares.Trees used for the production of paper and cattle are also contributors to the estates ongoing success.
The owner,Alexander Burgueron was persuaded by his wife to buy the land when it was offered at a very low price and taking up the gamble including over 15 years of hard work and attention to detail,Colinas ...
... onto a board despite the at the time very rough conditions. He knows me too well!
We spent some time reading on the beach instead and then headed out to a posh italian restaurant for dinner overlooking the twinkling lights of the boats on the harbour. It was fab. Continuing on that theme we headed over to the casino for a quick flutter. We put in what we were willing to pay for 30 mins of fun and we got what we bargained for - lotsa fun but no ...
... couldn’t park there, but I got across to him the Kaaren was coming with our stuff, and we were only loading up there. He looked at what all we had to carry on that little scooter, smile and shook his head, and said something that I took to be something like, "good luck.” We managed to get it all on, with Kaaren carrying the larger boxes between us. Fortunately, it was only two blocks to our hotel from there. When we got there, we had a guy who was unloading some linens ...
... hotels, and a bus/ferry package back to BA comes to $US528, which we cop pretty sweet. The girl on the desk is competent and efficient, but still has to be corrected, as we were lined up for a pickup from the wrong hotel in the wrong town.
We were getting pretty close to departure, so checked in, went through the full airport security and immigration checks, and straight onto the ship through an airport style bridge. The ship looked pretty full, ...